Housing — Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2015 Introduced

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) has introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act (H.R. 3260).  The bill would require all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities.  Visitability is a set of construction standards through which housing offers a few specific accessibility features making it possible for people with disabilities to visit friends, family, and neighbors.  The Arc strongly supports the adoption of visitability standards to promote communities that are welcoming and inclusive for people with disabilities.

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  1. Something like this has been needed for a long time. There are some people that are being discriminated because of there disabilities.

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